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May 26, 2007 02:01 PM

substitute for cream cheese frosting?

So I'm making Carb lover's carrot cake and it's baking right now, and I'm wondering about the frosting. Would it be possible to make a yogurt, granulated sugar and agar agar frosting or should I just stick to a regualr cream cheese frosting? I just want to watch the fat that's in it, and I really don't have cream cheese nor powdered sugar right now. If any one has a recipe for a yogurt agar fronsting, I'd appreciate it.

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  1. I have done cream cheese frosting with neufchatel, it actually is not bad at all. A little bit of cultured buttermilk puts some zing in it. Even buttermilk powder has that nice bite to it, so I would think the very well drained yogurt "cheese" would work fine.

    If you want to drop the sugar Splenda works great too, it starts out as fine/finer than the commercial "SuperFine" sugar...

    1. Wow...have to be honest...Think that you really should not skimp on the frosting, as it is the BEST PART! Ya know, if you're gonna eat carrot cake, go for it! Eat the best one, and starve somewhere else, like dinner!

      1. If you really want to cut down on the frosting fat (though I personally just LOVE cream cheese frosting), you have a couple of options...

        You could do half low-fat, a quarter regular, and a quarter non-fat CC.

        You could also do a mix of non-fat quark and low fat or regular cream cheese.

        Or, do part skim ricotta, part quark, and part cream cheese.

        1. Thanks everyone. I decided to make regular, plain fatty cream cheese frosting and it was delicious. Next time, I may try some of your suggestions for lowering the fat. Thanks for all your input.